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  1. Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill: 'You play to win the game'

    James Walker

    DAVIE, Fla. - To get a sense of the Miami Dolphins' ideal mindset in the final two games, look no further than the credo written on the wall inside the team's locker room. "I will never accept defeat," the Dolphins' credo states in bold letters. "...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  2. Four Sunday games of interest to Dolphins

    James Walker

    The Miami Dolphins (6-5) are fighting to remain in the playoff hunt and enter a must-win game against the lowly New York Jets (2-9) on ESPN's "Monday Night Football." But before Miami takes the field, the rest of the league will play in big games ...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  3. QB Watch: Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill

    James Walker

    A weekly analysis of the Dolphins' quarterback play. Rewind: Miami Dolphins second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill picked up a marquee, 24-20 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Not only was it a big road win that improved Miami's record to 2-0, ...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  4. Poll: Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills?

    James Walker

    The AFC East will be in the national spotlight Thursday when the Miami Dolphins travel to play the Buffalo Bills. The game will be aired on NFL Network. So who will win this AFC East rivalry game? That is our latest poll question for our community...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  5. Do Bills have a chance against Patriots?

    James Walker

    I rarely lean solely on statistics. I think emotion, streakiness, matchups, injuries and other factors play into who wins and loses in the NFL on a weekly basis. But sometimes statistics and trends are too hard to ignore. That is certainly the cas...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  6. Jets in must-win game at Seattle

    James Walker

    The New York Jets come off their bye this week at 3-5 at the midpoint of the season. Their reward: A lengthy road trip to CenturyLink Field to play the Seattle Seahawks (5-4). New York is in a must-win situation at Seattle, which is always tough a...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  7. Three things: Bills-Lions

    James Walker

    The Buffalo Bills travel to Detroit to play their preseason finale against the Lions Thursday night. It is Buffalo's final chance to get a win in the preseason. Here are three things to watch for in this game: 1. Tarvaris Jackson's Bills debut ...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  8. Tomlinson ready for stretch run

    James Walker

    New York Jets (6-5) running back LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) returned to practice Thursday. He missed the previous two weeks with a knee injury, but expects to play Sunday in a must-win game against the Washington Redskins (4-7). "It felt good runn...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  9. Polamalu decision shows importance of bye

    James Walker

    CLEVELAND -- Sunday's decision to play ailing Pro Bowler Troy Polamalu (Achilles) is a clear example of how important the AFC North division title and a first-round bye are to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh (11-4) can clinch both with a win agai...

    Blog | January 02, 2011
  10. Ravens RB Ray Rice expects to play

    James Walker

    Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl tailback Ray Rice told reporters Thursday that he expects to play this weekend against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rice bruised his knee late in last week's win over the Cleveland Browns. This is in line with what most of th...

    Blog | September 30, 2010
  11. Jake Delhomme bringing winning mentality

    James Walker

    BEREA, Ohio -- Veteran quarterback Jake Delhomme made no secret about his intentions this year with the Cleveland Browns. "I play this game for one reason and one reason only -- to win," Delhomme said. "That's what this game is about. There's some...

    Blog | May 19, 2010
  12. Observations on the Ravens

    James Walker

    Here are six observations of the Baltimore Ravens following their 27-14 loss to the Green Bay Packers: Little urgency: With the Ravens (6-6) in desperate need of a win, they were expected to play with more urgency on Monday night. But that wasn't ...

    Blog | December 08, 2009
  13. Walker's AFC North picks

    James Walker

    Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker Never has a team been so happy that I keep picking against them than the first-place Cincinnati Bengals. The two times I picked them to win, they lost to the Denver Broncos on a fluke play in Week 1 and struggl...

    Blog | October 16, 2009
  14. Podcast: Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes

    James Walker

    Super Bowl XLIII MVP and Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes tells us what he said to quarterback Ben Roethlisberger before the final drive. Plus, he breaks down the last two plays on the winning drive and explains how good it felt to win it all....

    Blog | February 02, 2009
  15. Audibles: AFC North Week 11 preview

    James Walker

    Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker Baltimore Ravens (6-3) at New York Giants (8-1), 1 p.m. Two of the NFL's hottest teams will square off when the Ravens travel to play the Giants. Baltimore and New York have combined to win eight straight, so expec...

    Blog | November 14, 2008